Visitors continued to flock to the Calgary Stampede on Saturday, with another big crowd on hand.
Calgary was under a heat warning – and
remains in one Sunday – but that didn’t stop tens of thousands from hitting the Calgary Stampede grounds. Recorded attendance for July 8 was 138,781, bringing the aggregate total for 2023’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth to 339,467.
It was also a toasty one at the Calgary Stampede rodeo grounds on Saturday, with temperatures sizzling in the corral.
The stock got the best of many cowboys on the day, with only three of 10 riders managing a score on the rankest bulls, while half the cowboys logged no time in tie-down roping.
Here's your rundown of the action on Saturday.
Trevor Reiste is thrown from Heavy On The Grind in the bull riding event at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Swearingen, Daylon Piffard NY Armed & Dangerous 87.50 Davis, Cooper Jasper TX Smoke Bomb 86.00 Teel, Cody Kountze TX Up Shift 84.00 Reiste, Trevor Linden IA Heavy On The Grind BO Schott, Chance Mclaughlin SD Cheap Thrills BO Holston, Trey Fort Scott KS Papa Spook BO Woodward, Jestyn Custer SD Rust Bucket BO Askey, Jeff Athens TX Alameda Slim BO Buttar, Dakota Eatonia SK State Law BO Mortensen, JC Paulden AZ Big Bird BO Saddle Bronc
Damian Brennan gets up after being thrown from his horse in saddle bronc during the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Fountain, Leon Corona NM Flying Carma 86.50 Thurston, Zeke Big Valley AB Frosted Brownie 85.00 Holman, Lefty Visalia CA Flipping Georgeous 83.50 Cress, Brody Hillsdale WY Friday Glory 83.00 Garrett, Shorty Eagle Butte SD Umber Bubbles 82.50 Fleet, Parker Axtell TX First Love 80.50 Sanford, Ryder Sulphur LA Frontier Acres 79.00 Brennan, Damian Injune AU Zelda's Whitney 78.00 Wright, Spencer Milford UT Waning Moon 72.00 Diaz, Isaac Desdemona TX Flickering Skies BO Bareback
Tim O'Connell competes in the bareback event on Alert Warrior at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Reiner, Cole Buffalo NY Rum Flavoured 89.00 Bennett, Caleb Corvallis MT Born Fearless 86.50 Biglow, Clayton Clements CA Zig Zag Cherry 85.50 Laye, Clint Cadogan AB Choke Cherry 83.50 Clements, Mason Spanish Fork UT Y Not Crystal 82.50 Pelke, Nick Mondovi WI Soap Bubbles 81.00 Landingham, RC Hat Creek CA Country Rouge 80.00 O'Connell, Tim Zwingle IA Alert Warrior 79.00 Kramer, Ben Max ND Bomb Cherry 76.50 Breuer, Ty Mandan ND Twin Cherry VIS Tie-down roping
Caleb Smidt competes in tie-down roping at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Smidt, Caleb Bellville TX 7.3 Pruitt, Riley Gering NE 7.3 Costa, Marcos Iretama PR 8.4 Shiozawa, Matt Chubbuck ID 8.8 Jongbloed, Zach Iowa LA 9.6 Hale, Trevor Perryton TX NT Otero, Michael Lowndesboro AL NT Cooper, Beau Stettler AB NT Webb, Riley Denton TX NT Yates, Marty Stephenville TX NT Steer wrestling
Cody Devers competes in steer wrestling during the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Graves, Stockton Alva OK 4.1 Massey, Dalton Hermiston OR 4.2 Allen, Tucker Oak View CA 4.2 Tavenner, Dirk Rigby ID 4.3 Devers, Cody Perryton TX 5.1 Cassidy, Curtis Donalda AB 7.4 Branco, Stan Chowchilla CA 7.5 Guy, Nick Sparta WI 14.1 Brunner, Tanner Ramona KS NT Payne, Don Stephenville TX NT Barrel racing
Sissy Winn competes in barrel racing at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo on Saturday, July 8, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.500 Hillman, Stevi Weatherford TX 17.510 Beisel, Emily Weatherford OK 17.520 Spielman, Shelby Ponoka AB 17.600 Mowry, Kassie Dublin TX 17.600 Crowther, Margo North Fort Meyers FL 17.600 Winkelman, Sara Big Lake MN 17.610 Winn, Sissy Chapman Ranch TX 17.690 Whiteside, Bradi Longview AB 17.760 Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.790 GMC Rangeland Derby
Chanse Vigen chuck wagon racing in heat 9 at the Calgary Stampede on Friday, July 7, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
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